Male submission

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A semi-naked male submissive cleaning the boot of a dominatrix (wearing latex clothing) at a public park in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NYC, 2011
A dominatrix performs along with a submissive male at a sex show.
Two dominant women humiliating their submissives at Folsom Street Fair.

Male submission or malesub[1] is a situation in BDSM and other sexual activities in which the submissive partner is male.[2] A woman who dominates a male submissive is referred to as a dominant, domme (feminine form of "dominant") or dominatrix.[3] Sexual activity between a male submissive and a dominatrix is referred to as femdom.[4] A 2015 study indicates that 46.6% of men who are active in BDSM expressed a preference for a submissive role, 24% consider themselves to be switches and 29.5% prefer the dominant role.[5]

Types of submission[edit]

Male submission in BDSM can take many different forms and include a variety of activities, including cock and ball torture, forced feminization, chastity, cuckoldry, erotic humiliation, facesitting, golden showers, pegging, foot fetishism, and clothed female, naked male.[6][7][8]


During the 18th century, some European brothels began specializing in restraint, and flagellation, as well as other activities which involved female domination and male submission.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "malesub". English Wiktionary. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  2. ^ "Dominant or Submissive? Paradox of Power in Sexual Relations". Psychology Today. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  3. ^ "Sexually Dominant Women and the Men who Desire Them, Part I". Psychology Today. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  4. ^ Jean, Lola. "I Work As A Professional Domme & This Is How I Run My Sessions With My Clients". Elite Daily. Retrieved 2018-06-17.
  5. ^ Silva, Andrea Duarte (2015). "Through Pain, More Gain?: A Survey into the Psychosocial Benefits of Sadomasochism". University of Oslo. p. 41.
  6. ^ "Sexually Dominant Women and the Men Who Desire Them Part III". Psychology Today. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  7. ^ "Dominant or Submissive? Paradox of Power in Sexual Relations". Psychology Today. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  8. ^ "A beginner's guide to foot fetish". Metro. 2017-05-31. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  9. ^ "A Loving Introduction to BDSM". Psychology Today. Retrieved 2018-06-17.